A Mouraria da Velha Rua da Palma: Quatro Séculos na Vida de um Arruamento (1554-1959)

Translated title of the contribution: Rua Nova da Palma.: Four centuries in the lifespan of a street (1554-1959)

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Built in 1554/5, from the start Rua Nova da Palma became one of the main exit routes of Lisbon, allowing a direct access from the Rossio area to the north, towards Estrada de Sacavém. Confirming its paramount importance, between the 18th century and the end of the 20th century were multiplied plans for widening,
extension and replacement of the street to answer to
the increasing circulation of people. Ironically, due to
its development and subsequent use as starting point
of the axis formed by Avenida Almirante Reis, the
street became almost invisible in the imagination of
the younger generations of lisboetas. Therefore, I intend to address how the beginning and development of
plans for Rua da Palma shaped and changed radically
its meaning and history.
Translated title of the contributionRua Nova da Palma.: Four centuries in the lifespan of a street (1554-1959)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)15-41
Number of pages27
JournalCadernos do Arquivo Municipal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Rua Nova da Palma
  • Lisbon
  • Urbanism
  • Mouraria


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